Chicago Driver Shot

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brownfan, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. brownfan

    brownfan New Member

    Lets hope this guy pulls through... and they catch the perpetrators
     
  2. feederdriver06

    feederdriver06 former monkey slave

    The trash that did this will shoot their mouths off to their buddies and before you know it the suspects will be in custody. Also there were probably witnesses that hopefully wont be afraid of retribution and will come forward. I'm sure the police investigating this will have the heat turned way up on this one. Robbery of interstate commerce will probably have multiple agencies in on the investigation.
     
  3. cancun

    cancun New Member

    I will request peak week as my unpaid week off in the 4th quarter.
     
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Unfortunately this is Chicago we are talking about. I'm surprised it even made the local news. :sad-little:
     
  5. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    And that means?
     
  6. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    This neighborhood, Englewood, is one of the worst. Shootings down there still make the news, but there is definitely more time and resources (live reports on location) being devoted because it is a UPS driver.
     
  7. upssalesguy

    upssalesguy UPS Defender

    this is horrible. be safe everyone.
     
  8. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Dirty rotten low down bass turds.
     
  9. loserupser

    loserupser Two minute Therapist

    here is an update brothers

    this driver is out of Bedford park one of the routes from the closed dobson center.
    Hes expected t make a recovery according to news website, and have a suspect in custody
     
  10. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    This might be a good enough reason for drivers to start packing?:wink2:

    d
     
  11. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    Let's hope this person makes a full recovery. It's really amazing, if one thinks about it, that more of us have not been shot during a robbery. We deliver to every part of this counrty. From the rich and famous neigborhood of Bel Air, to this bad part of Chicago. This driver had enough to stress about ,now he gets shot.
     
  12. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    1990

    We all take it for granted that we will return home each night.

    While they said he was alert and responding, who knows what damage was done.

    Prayers for him and for his family.

    d
     
  13. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    Ironic. I was thinking today about how this could happen to any of us out there. How many times have you had to tell someone trying to pay a COD with cash that we can't take their money and they act surprised. I bet the mass public think we carry cash on us and all it takes is one of these thugs to get the idea to rob us.

    Prayers to this driver and his family. May he make a full recovery.
     
  14. slantnosechevy

    slantnosechevy Active Member

    Time for UPS to eliminate COD's entirely. You can still get robbed but this would eliminate any possibilities of anyone thinking we do carry cash. Plus it would eliminate confrontations with customers over how the shipper wants paid. It would eliminate the customers who play the system like the bridal shops. I believe COD's are on the rise because of the credit card companies reducing credit limits. We're not bankers or collection agents and we've got enough to do during our daily routine. There are bad neighborhoods in every major city just like Englewood and as this economy worsens we all become a higher percentage target.
     
  15. JustTired

    JustTired free at last.......

    "The man has been employed with UPS since 1997 and has been a driver with the company since 2003, Rosenberg said. Police eventually released the truck and deliveries were continuing this afternoon, she said."

    Oh, thank God. That was really worrying me...............NOT!!

    Prayers to the driver
     
  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Do you think his management teams first question was, "Well, can he finish his route???"


    KIDDING, DON'T FLAME ME!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. Brown_Eyed_Girl

    Brown_Eyed_Girl New Member

    Just added to the 5 keys: #6 "Make sure bullet proof vest secure". So sad to see this happen and so close to home too. Hope he makes a speedy recovery.
     
  18. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Story also in this thread.
     
  19. Failure Boy

    Failure Boy New Member

    This is sooooooooo UPS.
    I don't know if we should laugh or cry...

    Best wishes to the Chicago guy.
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What would you expect them to do? The driver was either at or on his way to the hospital. The contents of the pkg car or the pkg car itself were not part of the investigation. UPS did the right thing by calling in someone or having a sup finish the route. They do have a business to run.